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Kathryn Cruz-Uribe

Springwood Hall 204


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology, The University of Chicago, 1987
  • A.M. in Anthropology, The University of Chicago, 1980
  • A.B. in Anthropology and Art, Middlebury College, 1978

Current Research Interests

Reconstruction of the environment, ecology, and human behavior from animal remains in archeological sites.

Selected Publications

  • The mammalian fauna associated with an achaic hominin skullcap and later Acheulean artifacts at Elandsfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa. (2007. With G. Avery, R. G. Klein and T.E. Steele). Journal of Human Evolution 52: 164-186.
  • The Humankind Emerging, 9th edition. (2005) Allyn & Bacon. With B. Campbell and J. Loy.
  • The 2004 Tortoises as food and taphonomic elements in palaeo “landscapes”. In “Petits Animaux et Sociétés Humaines.” Edited by J-P. Brugal and J. Desse. Antibes: Editions APDCA, pp. 147-161. (2004) With G. Avery, A. W. Kandel, R. G. Klein and N. Conard.
  • The Ysterfontein 1 Middle Stone Age site, South Africa and early human exploitation of coastal resources. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 5708-5715. (2004 ) With R. G. Klein, G. Avery, D. Halkett, J. Parkington, T. Steele, T. P. Voluman, and R. Yates.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University, Monterey Bay, 2007–2013
  • Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2002–2006; Interim Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2001–2002

Selected Academic Awards and Honors

  • 2011: California State University, Monterey Bay: President’s Medal for Outstanding Administrator
  • 2007–2013: Professor Emerita of Anthropology, Northern Arizona University
  • 2000: Elected to Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1990: Elected to Sigma Xi